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Cicero elementary school cleared after precautionary lockdown

(CICERO) A west suburban elementary school was put on lockdown Thursday morning after a parent tried to enter the school through a classroom door.

Between 10:30 and 11 a.m., a parent walked into Lincoln School at 3545 S. 61st Ave. in Cicero without going through normal security procedures, according to Cicero spokesman Ray Hanania.

The parent walked around the building and tried to open a door that turned out to a classroom, Hanania said. The teacher did not recognize the parent and notified administration, and the school was placed on lockdown.

Police were called and reviewed video to confirm the identity of the parent, Hanania said. The school has been cleared of any threat and the lockdown lifted.

There was no gun or weapon involved, and no one was hurt.

“At no point were any of the students in any kind of jeopardy. But the Cicero police took every precaution to ensure the safety of the students, teachers and administrators,” Hanania said.